Progress Michigan blog posts.

Value for who, again?

John Yob, progenitor of the allegedly grassroots effort Value for Michigan, says he won’t reveal the (likely high-rolling) donors to the effort, which aims to drum up support for Gov. Rick Snyder’s budget. “We will file our campaign finance reports the same time other political committees do, as legally required by the SoS office. We…

Super Classy GOP

Representative Pete Lund (R – Shelby Township) is hard at work keeping it classy: “They’re just mad because they can’t use their bridge cards to buy beer anymore.” – Rep. Pete LUND (R-Shelby Twp.) commenting on the large contingent of university students protesting in the Capitol today. Screenshot below:

Protest Rally at the Capitol #miunion

Join progressives, workers, families and other citizens from across the state in protesting against 86% tax cut for corporations, 36% tax hikes for workers and retirees, proposed elimination of food safety inspectors, assaults on collective bargaining, abandonment of clean energy policies and the Emergency Financial Manager bill that guts democracy. We’ll be culling the Twitterverse…

Value for Michigan CEOs

Governor Rick Snyder’s “winners and losers” budget proposes raising taxes on low-income workers and senior citizens to give an 82 percent tax break to corporations and other businesses.   Governor Snyder calls that Value for Michigan. It should be called Value for Michigan CEOs, reflecting a proposed state budget that is more like a Monopoly game…

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Remember a year ago when Rep. Kim Meltzer sponsored SB 1070? SB 1070 was a law aimed at undocumented immigrants and heavily drawn from Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s immigration law. Remember how you wrote Rep. Kim Meltzer emails and called and she eventually dropped the entire endeavor? Well, Rep. Dave Agema has picked up the…